'One step forward, two steps back’ - David Seaman delivers Leeds verdict following Monk departure
By Derek Smithson
David Seaman has explained how “disappointing” it is that Garry Monk left the role of Leeds manager.
The 38-year-old resigned as the Whites boss last week after failing to reach an agreement with owner Andrea Radrizzani about a new deal.
He had become a popular figure at Elland Road after his first 12 months with the Yorkshire giants and guided them to seventh in the league, with a late dip in form just seeing them miss out on the play-offs.
They have not been in the Premier League since their relegation in the 2003/04 season and are a long way from their glory years in the 1960s.
Seaman, who is a Leeds fan and ex-England goalkeeper, believes that his former side are struggling to make progression as they attempt to get out of the Championship.
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“I was disappointed when Garry left because I thought he was getting it going in the right direction,” Seaman said, as cited by the personal Twitter account of Made in Leeds TV presenter Mark Kielesz-Levine.
“I thought we were really on the way there (to success) with Garry, but obviously something has happened and now we are in the market for a new manager. We go one step forward and two steps back, it’s disappointing.”
Radrizzani is now on the search for a new manager and the likes of Aitor Karanka and Claudio Ranieri have been mentioned as potential candidates.
The new manager will be inheriting a squad that were in the running for promotion last year and will have star players such as Chris Wood, Ronaldo Vieria and Pontus Jansson at their disposal.
In other Leeds news, Vinnie Jones has told an amusing anecdote about Massimo Cellino.